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    • scotty1971
    • By scotty1971 10th May 17, 11:27 PM
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    Remapping a car
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    • 10th May 17, 11:27 PM
    Remapping a car 10th May 17 at 11:27 PM
    Thinking of getting my ford grand c max 1.6tdi remapped. What are the positives and negatives of doing this?

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    • mbwoy84
    • By mbwoy84 13th Jan 18, 10:52 AM
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    The remap won't be traceable by insurance, so if your car had been remapped by a previous owner, unknowing to you then you have nothing to worry about.

    I'm not suggesting that anyone should knowingly neglect to inform their insurance. The majority of insurance companies will only charge a very small premium increase at most for informing them as long as you're not classed as a "high risk" driver.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Jan 18, 11:13 AM
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    I'm not suggesting that anyone should knowingly neglect to inform their insurance. The majority of insurance companies will only charge a very small premium increase at most for informing them as long as you're not classed as a "high ri.
    Originally posted by mbwoy84
    Its worth pointing out that some insurance companies will not accept any modifications so worth checking before carrying any out. I have always declared remaps and tuning boxes on our cars. Based on my experience with mine and my wifes resultant premiums, the increase is around 25%. If you are doing it simply to reduce fuel costs, this obviously need to be factored in along with the cost of the remapping itself. As I said earlier, I have never experienced any increase in mpg with cars I have had remapped or used a tuning box on.

    Interestingly, a tow bar is regarded as a modification, yet I have seen premiums drop when it has been included in the mod list.
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